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  • September 2023
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    The Most Common Bite Problems In Patients

    The Most Common Bite Problems In Patients

    There’s more to our mouth than just the way our teeth look. When your jaw isn’t properly aligned, it can cause a variety of issues. This can include speech impediments, accidental cheek biting, and overall discomfort. A malocclusion, or “bad bite” is a common problem many children and adults face. LevelUp Orthodontics is here to give you the scoop, and help you identify if you have a bite problem!



    The overbite is a malocclusion that we have all heard before. This is where the patient’s front teeth overlap with their bottom. Depending on severity, this can create a “bucked” look. Although having a small overbite is common, if severe enough, it can cause problems in patients being able to pronounce sounds like “t’s” and overall speech clarity.


    Often a problem caused by genetics, a crossbite is where the patient’s upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth towards the tongue. Like an overbite, only orthodontic intervention can properly fix this issue! This may create a look of a more crooked smile, and patients with a cross bite will also be more prone to speech inpediments. If the front teeth are misaligned this is known as an anterior cross bite, while misaligned back teeth are known as a posterior crossbite.


    For a variety of reasons, crowding occurs when your tooth to jaw ratio does not align. This can force teeth to topple over each other, and even make certain teeth stick out in an abnormal way. Crowding can be caused by a premature, or late eruption of primary teeth. Protrusion is when a patient’s teeth severely stick out past their bite line. Not only can this create low self esteem, but can also make speaking more difficult for the patient.


    During your consultation, Dr. Gage will be able to professionally assess all of your oral health needs. Here, we will create a customized treatment plan with you, and present a variety of options depending on your smile goals! Our clinic offers a variety of treatments for jaw and teeth misalignment, such as InBrace, Damon Braces, and Invisalign. Call us at 303-841-2919 to book your consultation today. We can’t wait to help bring you the smile of your dreams!